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About Timber Fencing

Sydney residents have loved timber fencing for a long time. It endures well in our rather harsh environment, and its natural look blends in with any home style. It also enhances the security and privacy of your home, office or commercial property. Furthermore many timber fencing materials have a low environmental impact. Treated pine plantation timber especially reduces carbon emissions at any stage in its production.

Benefits of Timber Fencing

What advantages does timber fencing have to offer you?
Have a look for what's important to you in this list:

Resilient and long-lasting in extreme weather conditions.
Very versatile, coming in a huge range of styles for many different functions.
It can suit any design of house or property.
Maintains a soft, natural look at any age.
It is easily installed, on virtually any site and terrain.
Increases the privacy and security of your home, because it can be built up to over 2 metres.
Because of its density, timber fencing acts as a sound barrier, reducing the noise from road and traffic.
It reflects heat and can therefore protect gardens from extreme temperatures it acts as a windbreak.
Treated pine fences resist termites, decay, fungi and bores for many decades.

We supply and instal the following types of timber fencing:

  • Lapped and capped timber paling fencing
  • Standard timber paling fence
  • Lapped fence no cap
  • Lapped fence with lattice screen
  • Picket fencing
  • Retaining walls with fences

We can help you with a great range of premium quality materials, expertly installed to suit your property.

Handy tips for areas

Have you considered the effect of termites on the material of your fence? You can choose treated timbers if you live in the most at-risk areas in our range. The Hills District, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches are the areas most affected in metropolitan Sydney.

What is Lapped and capped timber paling fencing?

'Lapped and capped' describes the arrangement of the palings and the capping along the top of the fence.
'Lapped' refers to the fact that the fence has overlapping palings. This is achieved with a row of broader palings backing another layer of narrower palings. This overlap conceals the gaps between palings and makes the fence more private than simple paling fences.
'Capped' refers to the timber cap along the top of the palings. This gives the fence a nicely finished appearance. Furthermore, it protects the vulnerable end-grain of the palings from the weather.

What are the benefits of lapped and capped timber paling fences?

  • Most people consider that lapped and capped fences look neat and stylish. Therefore they are great with minimalist feature rock gardens and potted ornamental plants.
  • Builders and owners of new homes and business premises in Sydney often choose this style of fencing to match the modern surrounds.
  • People love lapped and capped paling fences not just for private homes but also for places like medical consulting rooms, art and yoga studios, small apartments, etc. This is because, apart from the elegant look of these fences, they provide a greater degree of privacy, sound dampening and isolation from close by buildings, traffic and pedestrians.

What is a Lapped fence lattice screen top?

Lapped fence lattice screen top style of fence is also known as the Heritage style or Federation style fence. As with other lapped timber fences, the main fence has a row of broader palings backing another layer of narrower palings. This overlap conceals the gaps between palings and makes the fence more private than simple paling fences. On top of the rows of palings is a panel of timber lattice usually about 300 mm high.

What are the benefits of a Lapped fence lattice screen top?

  • the Lapped fence with lattice screen top is very attractive
  • it is durable and long-lasting
  • your privacy is assured with the allowed extension making the fence up to 2.4 metres high
  • the lattice breaks the 'solid wall' feel up high while still providing privacy
  • sound dampening and isolation from close by buildings, traffic and pedestrians
  • has all the durability and weathering advantages of timber fencing

About the Lapped timber fence without cap

The construction of the Lapped timber fence without cap is almost the same as the capped version of lapped fence, minus the cap. Likewise 'Lapped' refers to the fact that the fence has overlapping palings. This is achieved with a row of broader palings backing another layer of narrower palings. This overlap conceals the gaps between palings and makes the fence more private than simple paling fences.

What are the benefits of Lapped fence without cap?

  • the Lapped fence is aesthetically pleasing
  • provides greater privacy than more open fence designs
  • sound dampening and isolation from close by buildings, traffic and pedestrians
  • has all the durability and weathering advantages of timber fencing
  • you might find the cost a bit lower than lapped and capped fences

About Picket fences and gates

Picket fences brighten up any house. The white picket fence is an iconic characteristic of older style houses and cottages. Residents in some parts of Sydney favour the picket fence for their front boundary. Property owners also use them to block off the front yard from the back. Likewise they can create a feature area within a garden. The gates are made to elegantly match the fencing.

What are the benefits of Picket fences and gates?

  • picket fences with their matching gates provide an attractive see-through boundary
  • they can add a creative touch to modern properties
  • they highlight the charm of federation houses, cottages, small clinics and business offices
  • You can easily show off your cottage garden flowers
  • they look great in the older areas of Sydney, such as the Upper and Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches suburbs eg. Hornsby, Frenchs Forest, Chatswood, Crows Nest, Manly, Dee Why, etc
  • you can choose from many styles
  • the surface of the timber is smoothed for easy painting
  • you are free to paint the timber in any colour you desire
  • picket fencing has all the durability and cost advantages of timber fencing

Give us a call today.

We can give you no-obligation quotes in Sydney in the following areas:
Upper and Lower North Shore
Northern Beaches
Eastern Suburbs
Western Suburbs and Hills area
and more
Phone: NSW: 02-9625-4244

About Retaining wall fences

You may wish to consider retaining wall fences if you have uneven ground. This problem can result from a sloping block, building leftovers, landscaping, uncontrolled drainage, etc. Furthermore if you have sideways pressure from soil it can cause erosion, undermine buildings and fences. In addition you might have a potentially dangerous slope or dropoff to deal with. Therefore installing a retaining wall to support a fence can solve your problems with uneven ground.

What are the benefits of Retaining wall fences?

  • Retaing walls built as a foundation for your fences prevents loss of soil and retains landscaping
  • helps prevent warping and cracking of buildings
  • slows the downhill flow of surface water
  • you can have the retaining wall combined with a fence to make one structure
  • Sydney residents can generally make a retaining wall 1 metre high before having to supply engineer's drawings.
  • retaining walls can be made of masonry blocks, concrete or timber. Treated pine timber is best because it resists being decayed by termites, ants and fungi
  • posts can be timber or steel

About the standard timber paling fence

Sydney residents love and use the standard timber paling fence most of all. It has been the stalwart of Australian fencing for over a century. A standard paling fence is constructed from a single row of timber palings nailed onto wooden rails and posts. After some time, the palings dry and do shrink slightly. As a result, there will be a small gap between the palings. This is quite normal.

What are the benefits of the standard timber paling fence?

  • long life and durability in harsh environments
  • blends in with any home and garden design
  • the most economical fencing and good value for money
  • provides privacy, because it can be constructed to 2.4 metres high if you desire
  • suits all conditions and most terrain
  • remains a soft neutral colour as it ages

The experts at Professional Fencing can construct a standard timber paling fence to the height you desire for your privacy needs.